Drug Bust Nets Seven Suspects

HAZLETON -- A drug bust in Luzerne County landed seven behind bars.

Police said thousands of dollars worth of heroin is off the streets.

Authorities called it Operation Ice Cream, a five-month investigation by the city, county and state.

Officers seized more than $20,000 worth of heroin, and more than $4,000 in cash.

The suspects -- Luis Rodriguez, Brandesky Santos, Jorge Rivera-Castellanos, Elizabeth Rivera-Castellanos, Sindy Arroyo-Quintanna, Nestor Rivera and Christopher Simmons, all from the Hazleton area -- were picked up at a house on West First Street in Hazleton Thursday.


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